If money talks, the loudest voice in the North Dakota University System will belong to its new chancellor. Hamid Shirvani, the California State University-Stanislaus president who accepted the job this week, will start at a salary between $340,000 and $350,000 — about $100,000 more than the outgoing chancellor’s compensation. It’ll be the highest salary of any employee in the system, a distinction that comes with expectations that Shirvani will bring a stronger presence to the role.
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Shirvani says more PR work needed With the selection of Hamid Shirvani as the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System, there’s been a lot of discussion about what changes to expect from the California university president. Overall, North Dakota has a “really a good system,” Shirvani said, but there needs to be more public relations work done so legislators and the public know about it.
The state Board of Higher Education has hired a chancellor they believe can bring change to the system. The board voted 5-3 Tuesday to choose Hamid “Ham” Shirvani, president of California State University-Stanislaus, as the next leader of the state’s University System.
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